9th June, 2006: Now is your chance to be one of the first divers to explore the facilities both above and below water at your nearest and newest Inland Dive Centre –Cromhall Quarry! Only 10 minutes from Junction 14 on the M5 and very easy to get to, we have been told that visibility has been up to 10 metres recently and it isn’t as silty as Vobster. If you are lucky you might even encounter a Great Crested Newt or see the submerged Cromhall Dinosaur fossil!
This day out is open to the lucky people who are Ocean Diver or above. You will need to bring enough air as there is no compressor on site yet. There are porta-loos and a ‘changing’ area, whatever that means!!
I’ve spoken to Simon who runs the site and we just need to turn up with £10 on the day.
You also need to bring all snacks and drinks with you. Simon did however say that they can do tea and coffee from their office there.
Here is the site information and directions to get there are as follows:
Cromhall Quarry GL12 8AA
From the motorway, exit right going past Leyhill prison on the right and along to a T junction. Turn right here (left would take you to Charfield) and along this road – 100 yards after the Cromhall sign there is a big steel fence and small group of buildings. Turn right between the buildings and fence ( there is a very small yellow divers sign apparently). Follow the road along to the right to a small gate and through the gate through a truck park, along the lane and bear left along to the quarry.
Time to meet will be 9.30 am at the pontoon end of the quarry where the loos and changing area is found.
It the weather is as hot as today you will need to bring extra water (to drink that is, not to top up the quarry!), sun lotion, sun hats etc.
Please ensure I know you are coming so Tim can help me put a dive plan together.